Alumni Library offers a look at the use of digital gaming in education

A popular trend in higher education today is the use of digital gaming to facilitate learning. At an open house last fall, Penn State University Libraries employed digital gaming with a cameo performance by President Graham Spanier. Now visitors to the new installment of Penn State's Alumni Library can read more about this project and discover the concepts behind digital gaming and literacy. The Alumni Library is available at online.

The new issue includes an online look at the Libraries' collection of prints by Lynd Ward, an early graphic novelist and illustrator of both adult and children's books. It also offers a peek at The Winter Olympic Games and its history.

Regularly featured are a host of resource centers with information on agriculture, business, careers and more. Alumni Association members have access to JSTOR, a database of multidisciplinary and discipline specific scholarly articles in the sciences and humanities. Other Search Tools include ProQuest products (Online, ABI,
and National Newspaper) as well as Project MUSE.

These resources and more can be found at Penn State's Alumni Library, a joint project of the University Libraries and the Penn State Alumni Association. The Penn State Alumni Association strives to connect alumni to the University, to each other, provide valuable benefits to members, and support the University’s mission of teaching, research and service. For more information on the Alumni Association, go to online.

Penn State University Libraries, with more than 5.3 million volumes, 6.9 million microforms, 88,000 serial subscriptions, 536 online databases and more than 100,000 e-books, constitutes a major resource for students, faculty and staff, as well as residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The largest research library in Pennsylvania, it is one of four resource libraries that provide service and collections to all other libraries and citizens of the commonwealth. For more information, visit online.

Last Updated January 21, 2010